Carolyn McDougall is an Occupational Therapist at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital and Lead for the hospital’s Transition Strategy – Employment Participation Pathways. Carolyn is passionate about the value of work and the importance of gaining work experiences from an early age. She coordinates employment programming for 80+ youth with disabilities annually. She is the Business Liaison for Holland Bloorview’s co-site host role for ProjectSEARCH Toronto. She has worked previously in health sector human resources, research and communications roles. Carolyn's research and community partnership interests relate to: participation in employment, transitions to adulthood, life skills, family involvement and systems coordination.
- youth: consider speaking with a guidance councillor at your highs school or with a career councillor at your college or university career centre, and check out Youth Jobs Canada;
- individuals with diverse abilities: Autism Speaks, Discover Ability Network, Family Support Network for Employment, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital - Youth Employment Programs, MentorAbility Canada, and ProjectSEARCH Toronto;
- all ages and backgrounds: connect with a local employment services provider in your area.